NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers' Day July 5, 2021

We Thank You: NHS Frontline Day 5 July
NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day: Celebrations
Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR

Bruno Peek  LVO OBE OPR

Pageantmaster, NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers' Day

“Having spent nearly 40 years organising national and international events involving people from all walks of life, I wanted to launch a unique project that would celebrate our wonderful NHS and all those men and women who work in care homes and in providing other frontline services.

The result is a day of celebration and commemoration on 5th July 2021 – the 71st birthday of the NHS – that will become an annual event to not only recognise those that work tirelessly and selflessly on the frontline but also to raise valuable funds for NHS Charities Together and the National Care Association. The event will recognise people who put their lives at risk to save others from the dreadful disease that is affecting us all at the moment and those who maintain the essential services that keep our country running in the most difficult of circumstances.

I have been joined by a team of people from organisations and companies in a whole range of disciplines who are as committed as I am to ensuring that NHS and Frontline Workers’ Day will become a lasting tribute to all those people who make such an important contribution to our families, our communities and our nation”.

Elaine Malone 

Deputy Grand Secretary, Order of Women Freemasons

One of her many roles is to liaise with other organisations. She has been a full and active member of the OWF for many years.
The OWF is fully committed to participating in such a worthy cause and will be supporting this initiative and the events on the 5th of July 2021.
She has been a full and active member for many years.
Elaine was a Detective for 30 years with the Metropolitan Police and latterly investigated fraud and financial crime nationally in the UK, and internationally in Antigua and the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean.

Lynne Stubbings 

Chair, The WI

The WI proudly supports NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day on 5th July 2021, and we are delighted to be a part of this special celebration to say thank you for the continued hard work and dedication of NHS, social care and frontline workers. We are particularly so proud of the many incredible WI members are also NHS staff and frontline workers, our WI heroes, who throughout the pandemic have shown such strength and resilience by bravely stepping forward to support others.

We would love to see WI members across the country organise special Afternoon Tea events within their communities to mark the NHS and Frontline Workers Day next year, and we encourage as many others as possible to get involved too. The WI has created a unique celebration cake, which can be made by people of all ages from all backgrounds, all across the country, and be shared together at the same time on this special day. We hope this will be an opportunity for communities, families, and friends to come together in whatever way possible, to truly celebrate our remarkable NHS and frontline workers.

Michael Stopford 

Sales Director, Michaels Robes

Michaels Civic Robes are a proud UK manufacturer of Mayoral & Civic wear. Working closely with Civic Officers and Members of the Democratic services, Michaels have created a long-standing reputation of quality, reliability, and customer service. Since 1995, Michaels are pleased to have worked with every Local Authority & Council in the Country.
Michaels have designed a Key Worker pin badge as a token to show our appreciation to all key workers who have continued to work and provide support to communities throughout the pandemic.

NHS Charities Together: Logo

Susan Osborne  MSc FRSA

Liaison Director, NHS and National Care Association

Susan Osborne has an extensive career in communications management at the most senior levels. She has won four PR Week Awards and three Third Sector Campaigning Awards, including the National Award of Excellence; was runner up in the NHS Inspirational Leader Award, and is winner of the prestigious Ashden Award for devising Britain’s Greenest Hospital initiative.

She has planned and implemented national public awareness campaigns for the Departments of Health and Education, where she was communications adviser for schools and also Head of Communications Strategy and Insight.

She was Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Cancer Research UK, instrumental in the merger of the UK’s largest cancer charities. She was Director of Communications for the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, a world-leading health research partnership between the NHS and academic organisations.

More recently she has been working to help hospitals use communications strategies to best promote internal and external partnerships. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor Castle.

National Care Association

Karen Masters 

Sponsor and Supplier Liaison, National Care Association

Sponsor and Supplier Liaison, National Care Association

I joined National Care Association in the December of 2014.

My first role with the association was processing disclosure and barring applications for our members.

I have been involved in many of the events held by National Care Association and have had the opportunity to meet with many of our members, My current role sees me liaising with the incredible Sponsors and Suppliers who provide key services and products to our members.

I speak to those working on the frontline in the care sector every day and I am filled with nothing but admiration for each and every one of these people. I can not think of a more worthy vocation than caring for the vulnerable.

I am so happy to be involved in this unique initiative providing support to those who care for others all be it in a very small way.

I am so looking forward to the celebrations next year, and will definitely be cutting into our WI recipe cake at 4pm on July 5th 2021.

United Grand Lodge

Michelle Worvell 

Communications and Marketing Director, United Grand Lodge of England

Michelle Worvell is Communications and Marketing Director at the United Grand Lodge of England and joined the firm in 2019.

Her role is to promote the work of the Freemasons across England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Before this she was Director of Communications at the Chartered Insurance Institute. Michelle started her career as a journalist and for many years was Editor of Insurance Age magazine where she created a new event from scratch – the Broker Expo.

She is an award winning professional having won Best Annual Report 2018 at the MemCom Awards andBIBA Journalist Award 2003 – Trade Feature – Winner. Michelle has a BA (Hons) in Journalism.

Adam Parker: Director, Oscar

Adam Parker 

Director, OSCAR

Oscar is a research and data company focused on the UK Public Services. Our mission is to enable better communication to, engagement with and understanding of UK Public Services through unique research, accurate data and innovative data driven systems.

Paul Millward Chairman, National Association of Civic Officers

Paul Millward 

Chair, National Association of Civic Officers

Paul, who has worked at Nottingham City Council for 32 years, has been involved in promoting civic networks since 1992 and was the driving force behind the formation of NACO in 1999.

He remains passionate about keeping civic offices relevant and productive in the changing local government environment and is the author of the civic officers’ handbook Civic Ceremonial and several other works. As Chair of NACO, he oversees a network of civic officers across the UK from parish to county level and NACO remains the only national civic body to cover all types of civic posts.

Wing Commander Gil Singleton RAFAC Principal Director of Music (Royal Air Force Air Cadets)

Wing Commander  Gil Singleton  MCGI FRSA RAFAC

Principal Director of Music, Royal Air Force Air Cadets

Born in Uxbridge 1953. Attended Southall Grammar Technical School, joined the Royal Air Force as a musician in 1970. Awarded the Sir Felix Cassel Bronze Medal in 1972 as the 2nd most outstanding student in order of Merit.

After Tours with the RAF Regiment Band and RAF Germany Band, was selected for Instructor duties at the RAF School of Music. Prior to returning to the RAF Germany Band, he tried his hand at free-fall parachuting.

On returning to the UK in 1980, he once again undertook Instructor duties before joining the prestigious Central Band of the RAF. He eventually became the Principal Percussionist, and was also the founder drummer with the reformed RAF Squadronaires.

Not long after completing a wing walk on top of a Tiger Moth aeroplane for charity, he was deployed, along with his colleagues from all 4 UK-based RAF Bands to the Gulf area for the 1991 conflict.

Tours as Branch Storeman and Budget Officer for RAF Music Services followed before re-joining the Central Band as Flight Sergeant in 1995. In 1999 he took up duty with the RAF Regiment Band at RAF Cranwell, and on promotion to Warrant Officer in 2002, he took up position as the Bandmaster of the RAF College Band. He then returned to RAF Uxbridge in 2004 as Bandmaster of the Central Band before retiring from the Royal Air Force in 2008.

He was commissioned into the Air Training Corps in 2008, and is the Principal Director of Music (Royal Air Force Air Cadets) with the rank of Wing Commander. He is an author, and is a member of the Light Cavalry of the Honourable Artillery Company, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and a Freeman of the City of London.

Kenny Crookston Chief Executive Officer, Brass Bands England

Kenneth Crookston 

Chief Executive Officer, Brass Bands England

Brass Bands England has agreed to have a special, unique anthem written for NHS, Social Care and Front-line Workers’ Day, taking place on 5 July 2021, throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, in a format that can be played by any and all brass bands.

We will encourage our 550 member bands, along with other brass bands in the rest of the UK, to play this at locations of their choice at 1.00pm on 5 July 2021, as part of the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ that afternoon as their personal tribute to all those within all these individual services that give so much to us all, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Steve Scott, Managing Director: TMS Media Ltd

Steve Scott 

Managing Director, TMS Media

A former journalist, Steve is co-founder of Norfolk-based creative agency TMS Media.

The company was formed in 1989 and has worked with Pageantmaster Bruno Peek on royal and national celebrations for almost 30 years.

TMS is a full service agency offering PR, communications, graphic design, web and events services to a wide range of clients in sectors such as hospitality, tourism, manufacturing and accountancy.

It has established itself as one of the East of England’s leading providers of comms services to the energy sector, working with two of the world’s leading offshore wind farm developers.

SDB Marketing Logo

Simon Briant 

Managing Director, SDB Marketing

Simon left Lord Wandsworth college in 1977 and worked for a year in catering before joining a family firm of estate agents in October 1978 and working there until 1990.

After being made redundant, he pursued a career for the next couple of years in financial services with the Laurentian Group.

He embarked on his career in advertising in January 1993, working initially on the Magistrates’ Association magazine and other specialist titles before launching SDB Marketing in July 1999.

Simon continued to work on membership magazines and military titles, and then in 2001 was approached by Cancer Research UK to work on the Alan Coren book auction, which later became known as the Mayfair and St James’s auction.

The event started at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall, with additional music recital events by the London Concert Choir at the Queen’s Chapel off Pall Mall, Bridgewater House, London Spencer House and Grosvenor Chapel.

Bob Wilson, Owner Bob Wilson Funfairs

Bob Wilson 

Liaison, Bob Wilson's Funfair and Showmen's Guild of Great Britain

During WW2 Bob Wilson Snr presented Holidays at Home Fairs, under blackout conditions, specially requested by the government to raise morale at a time of similar uncertainty to today. Bob Wilson with sons Robert and William Wilson. The business continued post-war and into the 60s & 70s with cutting-edge rides and innovative investment in the funfair business.

The Stevens family, of Gloucester, travelled major fairs nationwide with their family’s shows, including Talk of the Town with Arthur and sister Emily Stevens. Emily married William Wilson, and took the combined showman business forward. Arthur Stevens worked the show-front, in the early days, spieling, banging a drum and fire-eating. In 1979, Wilson’s provided their funfair free for The Queen’s Children’s charity event in Hyde Park, London, on 5th June, to celebrate International Year of the Child.

As proud members of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, Wilson’s took on leadership of the Showmen’s Guild’s centenary celebrations in Hyde Park in 1989. Emily’s brother Arthur served with the Showmen’s Guild, becoming its president with the Guild’s centenary coinciding with the first year of his three -year term of office.

William and Emily Wilson took over the operation of Bob Wilson’s Funfairs when Bob Wilson Jnr passed away, and they are assisted by their son William Robert & his family, their daughter Emily and her husband, and their son-in-law Abie Danter Jnr.

Working closely with Westminster City Council, Wilson’s launched the first Leicester Square summer fair in 1985, in the heart of London’s entertainment centre, developing it into the successful traditional annual Christmas fair. This was replicated for the Sikh community in Southall, where Wilson’s also co-produce the annual Vaisakhi festivals. Wilson’s worked with the Regent Street Association in London’s West End to arrange the first car-free Regent Street Festival in 2001.

Wilson’s worked with Artistic Director Ajay Chhabra and Producer Julian Rudd to organise and deliver the London Mela in 2002. an event hosted by the London Mayor that that has continued as the national celebration of South Asian arts, open to all for the last 17 years.

Wilson’s have the honour of ensuring the operation of several historic charter fairs across the Midlands/South, including Stratford Mop and ‘Runaway’ Mop, Abingdon, Banbury, Witney Feast Charter Fairs and charters granted in the 12th Century. It also had a major involvement in Oxford Street’s Giles Charter Fair.

Wilson’s also are leading showmen at the country’s largest and most important fairs from Newcastle Town Moor’s Hoppings, Kirkcaldy Links Market, Nottingham Goose Fair and Hull Fair, as well as fielding their own run of fairs across London and the West Midlands throughout the season, culminating at Birmingham German Christmas Market.

Additionally, Wilson’s cutting-edge rides lead the way at many of the summer festivals nationwide and their giant Observation Wheel graces the skyline of Stratford, Birmingham’s Millennium Point and other national tourist centres.

Working with colleagues, Wilsons created Big Time Events to organise the first fair in the Mall, outside Buckingham Palace, personally sanctioned by Her Majesty the Queen on New Year’s Eve of the Millennium. It continued for several days and was the only entertainment in the capital on Millennium Eve, with Concorde flying overhead that evening. The event was repeated in 2000 and spawned the first Hyde Park Christmas Fair in 2005, successfully repeated in 2006 and laying the foundations for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, that Wilson’s still supports.

The Wilson Family, led hands-on by William and Emily Wilson, continues to be trusted to produce national celebratory events on behalf of national and regional leaders, for the benefit of the nation.
It is with this expertise and their characteristic generosity and professionalism, that Wilson’s looks forward to the NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers Day on 5th July 2021.

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